Body found in Jaipur’s Nahargarh Fort, message on rock says ‘we don’t just hang effigies’

The body of an unidentified man was found hanging from the ramparts of Nahargarh Fort here early on Friday morning, police said.

The body was hanging outside the wall over a ditch, while within the ramparts, some notes have been found scribbled on stones with coal, purportedly against those protesting the movie’s release.

“Padmavati ka virodh karne walon, hum kile par sirf putle nahi latkate…hum mein hai dum (Those opposing Padmavati, we don’t hang mere effigies from forts…we have the guts), “Har kaafir ka haal yahi” (Same fate to all non-believers), “Chetan tantric mara gaya” (Tantric Chetan has been killed), are some of the scribbles found on stones near the body.

The police is still investigating the case and not ascertained whether it is a suicide or murder. Police has also not ruled out the possibility that it may be an attempt to mislead investigation by linking the death with ‘Padmavati’.

The film, which is based on the story of Rajput queen Padmavati, is mired in controversy with right-wing groups across the country claiming it distorts history. Following protests in Rajasthan and other states, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had recently deferred the release of his movie ‘Padmavati’, which was earlier scheduled to release on December 1.

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